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SA records 21,099 new Covid-19 cases, 99 deaths in past 24 hours

KZN recorded 5,411 and the Western Cape 4,609 of the new cases — compared with 3,807 recorded in Gauteng.

22 December 2021 - 19:08 By TimesLIVE
SA recorded 21,099 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to the NICD. Stock photo.
SA recorded 21,099 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to the NICD. Stock photo.
Image: 123RF/perig76

SA recorded 21,099 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, with KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape overtaking Gauteng as the two coronavirus epicentres.

KZN recorded 5,411 and the Western Cape 4,609 of the new cases — compared with 3,807 in Gauteng. Only Limpopo, with 811 cases, and the Northern Cape, with 502, did not breach the 1,000-mark for new infections in the past 24 hours.

The NICD said on Wednesday that the new cases take the total number of confirmed infections since the outbreak of Covid-19 in SA to 3,353,106.

Using health department data, the NICD said there were  99 Covid-19 related deaths reported in the past day, bringing total fatalities to date to 90,587.

There were 593 new hospital admissions, taking the total number of people admitted for Covid-19 related treatment to 9,324.

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